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Fourth of July Parades, Celebrations, Fireworks, and Festivals in the Rochester, NY area


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2013 List of Independence Day Festivities in the Greater Rochester Area

Note: If you are marching in a parade, line-up is usually about 1/2 hour before the start of the parade.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


          Independence Day Parade at 10 am, PHS to Penfield Community Center. Harris Whalen Park, 6:00 - 11:00 pm: Great food and kids activities! Plus performances by talented local musicians, a huge fireworks show at 10pm.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Canandaigua/CMAC: Celebrate America with the RPO

          The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents its annual Fourth of July concert at CMAC on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Michael Butterman conducts. Kids 12 and under get in free for lawn seats!

Conesus Lake

        Ring of Fire: Every July 3, the residents of the lake participate in a tradition called the Ring of Fire, sponsored by the Conesus Lake Association. They light road flares all around the lake and shoot off fireworks. The festivities typically start at dusk, with approximately 10,000 flares lit by 10:00 PM. Visitors typically watch from Long Point Park on Rt 256 and Long Point Road.


        Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 at the Town Hall Campus - 1280 Titus Ave. Parade starts at 11:00am on July 4th.



        Fireworks at the Farmington Town Hall on July 3rd at 9:30. There will be food venders and a band starting at 6:30.

Sodus Point: Fireworks at 9:30pm. For details, click here Two day event with a kiddie parade, 5k run, craft show, breakfast, and the Gap Mangione band.


Thursday, July 4, 2013


Greece, NY's Annual Independence Day Celebration: THE GREECE CELEBRATION IS CANCELED FOR 2013.


Town of Henrietta’s July 4th Celebration & Fireworks: Henrietta Senior Center will have their annual Craft and Garage Sale from 9am-2pm. Events will continue at the Veterans Memorial Park beginning at 4pm. Enjoy live bands, children’s games, activities and local food vendors! Top the night off with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:40pm.



                    5K Race and Pancake Breakfast at Twelve Corners and Brighton High School 8 am; Meridian Centre Park festivities beginning at 2 pm including rides, food and entertainment featuring The Skycoasters, and fireworks display; 700 Meridian Centre Road;


                    Musical entertainment, refreshments, house tours, and a children’s parade on the lawn of the Morgan-Manning House Lawn 10am-3pm; 151 Main Street, Brockport; 585-637-3645


                    Independence Day Parade, Festivities and Fireworks Parade, live music, fireworks, Parade starts at 10am on Main St, followed by a picnic at Kershaw Park and fireworks at dusk.


                    23nd annual Chil-E Festival! 10am to 10pm. A daylong celebration, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display! Plenty of family friendly activities, including bounce houses, concerts, and displays of firetrucks. Parade at 5:00pm.

City of Rochester

                    Concert by the RPO and fireworks spectacular at 10:00pm. Concert takes place on the Main St bridge and fireworks can be seen over High Falls.


                    Firecracker 5 Race begins at 8:00am Parade begins at 10:00am Picnic in the Park from 12:0pm - 4:30pm 

City of Rochester: July 4 Celebration and Fireworks

                    Celebrate Independence Day with your family and friends at the City's July 4th Celebration. Enjoy fabulous fireworks over the downtown skies at 10 p.m.!


Genesee Country Village's Annual Independence Day Celebration:

The rousing traditions that, early on, turned July 4 into America’s greatest national holiday, still flourish in this year’s grand celebration of Independence Day at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Pomp, music and merriment are all part of the day’s July 4 festivities, highlighted by the swearing in of new American citizens on the steps of the Town Hall. Ceremony begins at 11am.


Brown's Berry Patch celebrates the Fourth of July ... with free admission to their Barnyard Adventure for readers! Print this coupon as many times as you have people in your family who want to play for free, then take it to Brown's Berry Patch, pick cherries and strawberries, and play all day for free!

If you know of other Fourth of July Celebrations in the Rochester area, please email us and we will add them to this list.

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